July 31, 2009

my buddy, my buddy

Remember that doll? Well, I guess I don't remember the doll as much as I remember the jingle--"My buddy, my buddy, wherever I go, he goes..."


That's neither here nor there, except for the fact that these stellar bars are inexplicably entitled Chocolate Peanut Buddy Bars. I don't really get it, do you?

This recipe, originally discovered on the back of a bag of chocolate chip morsels, has been a favorite in my family for quite some time. The Great Mambino especially loves 'em.

I followed the recipe except for two things--I used Barney butter (it's baaaaack), and rather than using some of the morsels for a frosting, I put them all in the batter. That's just how I roll. OH, and I sprinkled the top with some chocolate salt, a wonderful gift sent to me long ago by Katie of Salt and Chocolate (appropriate blog name, yes?)--a long-overdue thanks, Katie!


They're moist, chocolatey, and aromatic, and they truly melt in your mouth. Perhaps if you make them and realize how wonderful they are, you'll forgive me for getting that jingle stuck in your head...

Oh, and in case you were curious, the beasts are keeping me busy:


My buddies, my buddies.
And I'm so glad the plunger's in the background--talk about a party pooper
(insert rimshot here)(and go ahead and groan).


Now if I could just teach them to lift the lid and use it.

78 comments:

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

My buddy and me we like to climb up a tree, my buddy and me were the best friends can be.
Love it.

Amy said...

Bars look yummy, and the kitty buddies are growing!!!Love the pic!

lisa said...

Wait, chocolate salt?! I need that. I love the idea of peanut butter, chocolate, and a little salt all together.

kat said...

such cute cute kitties

♥peachkins♥ said...

I'd be buddy,buddy with those PB & chocolate bars anytime!!

happy Weekends!

Julie said...

Great, now that song's in my head. And we can't forget "Kid Sister" either!

I was on a chocolate and PB mission myself yesterday, and these would have fit the bill perfectly. They look delish!

sliceofsueshe said...

Thanks alot Grace. Now I'm going to have that jingle in my head all day. I'll have to get back to you on that forgive-ness thing. ;-)

Looks like Bella was striking a pose...how cute.

shaz said...

I never had a buddy doll :( But I can sure make these decadent brownies...yummo!

Ingrid said...

My youngest brother had that doll. I hated it...creepy.

Your buddy bars sound good. I've got just a wee bit of my barney butter (thx!)left over. This is a good way to use it up.

Happy Friday!
~ingrid

Rebeca @All Vegged Out said...

Nothing in the world, is better than chocolate + pb... well maybe two things (family, love blah blah blah)... :)

I want a bite :)

P.S. Your kitties are too cute!

Jeff said...

lol my cat's nickname is buddy too.

Chocolate salt sounds interesting and thanks for the link to her I am definitely going to have to check it out.

Nicely done as always!

Barbara said...

I adore the slight taste of salt with sweet- especially good with chocolate- and sprinkled on homemade caramels. Yum. Your kitties are so adorable together.....

Gloria said...

WOW!! Grace I love your delicious
chocolate beras, and yours cats.....are so lovely, these faces!! How months they are??? so cute!!! besosss,xxGloria

Jessica@FoodMayhem said...

Chocolate salt? I need to try some of that pronto!

Megan said...

AGH! Peanut butter and chocolate are my weakness! I wish I could make these right now! They look incredibly moist.

And chocolate salt... that must be one of the greatest creations ever.

Megan said...

And p.s. I sing that song to my boyfriend's dog all the time but change it to "my puppy, my puppy." :o)

Pam said...

Chocolate salt? Oh my. These bars look amazing - you can't beat chocolate and peanut butter. MMMMM.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hmm bad idea looking at your site at 2:10am when I have no chance or opportunity to make these! :P Your kittys are so cute-but they look like they've been naughty and are trying to act innocent!

pityenlacocina said...

i love this combination of foods, i need to eat a lice now!

your cats are lovely, mine is 7 months old and he learnt to steal food from the cupboards,

cheers,

pity

Maria said...

A classic commercial! Love these!

oneordinaryday said...

Oh.
My.
God.
There is such a thing as CHOCOLATE SALT? I swear I think I hear singing. I've never heard of it and I need to get me some asap.

I meant to ask about your new kitties last time I commented. They're getting big. I love the totally innocent looks on their little furry faces. : ) They look like they're up to something.

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Bars look so incredible and your little buddies are sweet! I to have a 4 legged buddy - White Lab puppy Lexi and she is way better than therapy!

OhioMom said...

First give me the secret of getting your kitties to pose LOL They are so cute :)

The bars look yummy!

haleysuzanne said...

Wow, you just gave the memory and the brain several hard jogs. Needed it.

1. Yes, I remember My Buddy. My younger got one, and I was jealous that I received a My Child (unrelated) instead of a Kid Sister (my Buddy's little sister).

2. Those look awesome. Glad you put the chips in the bars.

3. Chocolate salt? Someone get me a doctor. I see an OD on the stuff in my future. Where, oh where can you get that stuff?

Eve said...

those look like my kinda haven! Definitely making those soon!

Chef Jeena said...

Oh how I wish I was the one who had taken a bite on that pic!

Looks really tasty and those cats are so CUTE!

Danielle said...

the bar looks really good. I think its more appealing without the frosting. YUMM

Hungry Dog said...

I totally remember that doll. Wow, flashback!

These look awesome. Especially on a day I didn't have breakfast--i want one. Now.

Albany Jane said...

When I saw the picture I was going "peanutbutterpeanutbutterpeanutbutterpeanutbutter... c'mon peanutbutter"

After the jump, I was quite happy!

unconfidentialcook said...

Anything with chocolate and peanut butter is my buddy!

Zoe said...

yum! Aww buddy kitties...how sweet!

Cucinista said...

I am so singing that song right now... I don't know anyone who actually had a My Buddy, or a Kid Sister, but we all knew the jingle.

Cheryl said...

My two favorite foods in one, those look totally delish and the kitties are pretty gorgeous as well!

Sophie said...

As soon as I saw the title of your post, I got that song in my head. Oh, the wonders of marketing!

Aww, your kitties are so sweet.

I want to get ahold of chocolate salt! my mouth is watering, totally.

Donna-FFW said...

These bars look so delicious.. my kids would flip for them.. Chocolate salt added to Christmas list.

Those kitties are getting cuter!!

Chef Fresco said...

Oh man that song is totally in my head now, thanks a lot! :) These look soo good, I want one right now!

P.S. Your 'buddies' are so cute!

Jessica said...

Oh, wow, I'd forgotten My Buddy, but I remember it now. I didn't have one, but who can forget the commercial!
Dolls aside, those bars look delightful. I love the kitties. Congratulations on getting two. There are so many kittens that need good homes. I'm so glad that Bella and Zappa found a great home with you!

jillian said...

Chocolate salt? Sounds great! Your kitties are too cute.

noble pig said...

I don't remember that song! But I want to eat this now.

Lynda said...

For some reason, I don't remember the song, but I'd really like to get to know these bars! I'm drooling so much it's embarrassing-
I love your kittens!

Lindsey said...

I never had a my buddy or kid sister...single tear. BUT, I love your cats, of course!

Pam said...

Those aren't beasts. Those are sweet adorable little kitty cats who never bother anyone or cause any trouble at all.

Glenda said...

omg, my 4-yr old would love these bars! he's absolutely crazy over anything chocolate and peanut butter =)

Cara said...

oh, I definitely think I could be buddies with these bars!

Indigo said...

Ummm, because peanut butter & chocolate are the best of buddies, and I WANT THEM-- I mean, greatly approve XD.

ALSO, chocolate salt. I need some of this.

Kate said...

These look delicious! The Kitchen Gnome loves peanut butter. He will definitely like these! They move to the top of the list!

Kerstin said...

What delicious PB and chocolate bars! I'm pretty sure my brother had one of those my buddy dolls!

Bunny said...

Oh those bars look delicious! My son had a My Buddy doll when he was little, he told me a couple yrs ago (he's 28 now) that he was scared of the doll because when he would wake up during the night , there it was staring at him and smiling! You had to hear him tell it, it was hilarious!

Sophie said...

The vars look realy delicious!

The cats look so cute!

Jackie at PhamFatale.com said...

This is so awesome for the picnic we're planning for next weekend. I love chocolate! thanks for sharing!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Grace,
How are you? I haven't spoken to you for such a long time! I just spotted you on another blog and realised I must have lost you when my technorati page died. I am glad to have found you again and those bars look delicious :)

Holler
:)

Anita said...

Those bars look sooo good... yum yum... great flavours.

Baking Monster said...

I love all your stories that go along with yoour recipes, and these look heavenly.

Helene said...

Those cats are so cute and I would love the treat.

Emily said...

PARTY POOPER! Teehee. I love it. You're so clever.

I really, really hate plunging toilets. I always try to flush a couple times before I pull out the plunger. You know? In hopes that you won't have to use it.

Anyway, these look delicious. Cute kittens! I love cats. Not much of a dog person. Now I'm rambling.

KJ said...

I love the kittie photo. It's like the mug shots for wanted criminals that you see in the paper. If seen in public do not approach, armed and dangerous - with giant slaying levels of cuteness.

Teanna said...

That looks AMAZING! And I need to find some of this chocolate salt.

The "My Buddy" jingle just cracked me up. My younger brother used to have his "My Buddy" doll attached at the hip. The hair was all scraggly because he used to pull on it and sing "My Buddy, My Buddy... my buddy ME." hahahaha Thanks for the memories.

Lori said...

I can so take a big bite of that!

And the kitties are so cute!

foodhoe said...

Yum, my favorites, chocolate, peanut butter, salt... what in the world is barney butter? I know you bring it up occasionally, must check back to figure it out. and chocolate salt? Your beasts are growing large!

Hornsfan said...

wow - i now have that jingle stuck in my head, nope i can't remember what the doll looked like but i'll be singing that one until at least the time i get in the car to leave the office....drat! these look so tasty - where can i find myself some chocolate salt?!?

BigSis said...

Hi Grace, those bars look awesome, but I can't take my eyes off your little beasts! They make me want a kitten!!

Bridgett said...

You never cease to amaze me Grace!

Dorothy said...

ahh! these look SOOO good!

Kate said...

I made the bars yesterday! Wonderfully delicious. I knew the Kitchen Gnome would love them...the neighbors did too!

Thank you for sharing!

Sandy said...

Cute kitties! And anything chocolate - any time!

Laura said...

Look awesome--I love peanut butter and chocolate desserts of almost any variety. But I must know--what is chocolate salt and where do I get some?!?

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What awesome bars! Your kitties are so adorable!

Cheers,

Rosa

Lisa said...

I love the addition of the chocolate salt. I had Espresso Chip Gelato over the weekend. Gelato is almost always amazing but the most special thing about this flavor was the obvious bit of salt in the chocolate. Somehow it made the whole taste a new experience.

kellypea said...

I remember the name, but not the jingle thank gawd. The last thing I need is another ditty surfacing while I'm shopping. People stare at me. Honestly. And looks like you've got two good fur buddies there. Our new one never holds still long enough to get her photo. Chocolate salt, huh? ; )

foodcreate said...

Amazing bars looks so delicious !
Great photos...

Thanks for sharing your recipe:)


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Katie said...

Love that you used the salt!! These look great! And I now have that song stuck in my head along with Kid Sister!

Deborah said...

I totally remember My Buddy! Chocolate salt? I've got to get my hands on some of that!

kimberleyblue said...

what's chocolate salt? i've never heard of such a thing!

it sounds interesting...tell more!

Amanda said...

Oh, that chocolate salt added sounds like it really elevates the cookie! Yum!

And what cuuuuute kitties. I didn't even notice the plunger 'til you mentioned it.

Jacque said...

Salt and chocolate are a great combination! (my favorite example is alternately eating M&M's and movie popcorn.)

Anyway, these look fanTAStic! Wow, nice pictures too.

Lisa-Marie said...

I made these! My husband and I have a word for something that is very good- 'awesome-asaurus'. This is how I would describe these!

kate said...

Ok, I've been on a major peanut-butter chocolate kick lately (started with some deadly chocolate peanut butter cupcakes) and these are drool-worthy.

Yum-tastic! Thanks for the heads up about the recipe. May be making these sooner rather than later.

Jaime said...

they're getting so big! adorable :)